Coach & Strategist
It’s been over a 20 year journey, where all roads have led to my professional purpose, standing powerfully in my leadership, and surrounding myself in thriving, collaborative and innovative cultures.
I am on a mission to create connected and loving human beings. I want people to feel and be every part of who they are, fully express themselves completely by sharing who they are no matter what they create in or out of the office.
This is my mission because this is how I am living my life
After graduating college in 1997, I had 7 jobs during those first 2 years because I was so unhappy and more importantly, I was unfulfilled. Yet, none of those 2 concepts were really talked about when I entered the workforce. It was more of a, ‘get a well-paying job’, ‘you’ve got start somewhere, get a prestigious job, or work for a prestigious company’, kind of message back then for me.
So it makes sense that I bounced around from job-to-job until I landed on my first dream job as a Junior Account Executive at DoubleClick in New York City in 1999.
I felt so alive working for this company
This was my first experience in a thriving, collaborative innovative culture. I didn’t feel like an entry-level team member or like a small piece of the equation. The culture truly felt like a collective. I was so happy because things were constantly evolving in our industry, and was so fulfilled because DoubleClick (DCLK) put culture and people first. Our clients even became friends and referral partners.
My work gave me meaning because not only were we generating above average revenue and income, we were also educating our clients on digital media, and introducing this new, innovative landscape to advertisers and to the end user, so we had a captive and engaged audience. Such a win-win.
Maybe having such an incredible dream job so early in my career might have set my expectations a bit high, because over the next few years, I struggled. Struggled because I was on an achievement high, a culture high, and was looking for the next opportunity to match my ideal criteria:
happiness, fulfillment, impact
I jumped around again from job-to-job, this time as a consultant…I get a giggle from that because I was 25 at the time. I also started to quickly realize there were other parts of me that were ignited during this experience at DoubleClick. The parts of me that were curious and wanted to explore entertainment and wellness. So I began taking acting, improv and public speaking classes, along with expanding my wellness knowledge.
It’s interesting because over my 20 years in the workforce, a lot of the people in my life have always wondered what I’m up to, some even shared their skepticism with me about not staying with a company for more than 2 years (2 years felt like awesome runs for me..lol).
In my younger years, I did let some of that judgement get to me, yet none of it ever stopped me from pursuing my dreams, taking risks, and following my professional purpose.
I honored my dreams. I honored my passion, I honored my desire to feel fulfilled, and I honored my leadership. I knew when something was no longer working for me. I now know that it wasn’t me being flaky, jumping ship or giving in to frustration.
I now know it was my evolution
This is a powerful concept I work on with my clients – evolution. We are all constantly evolving, which means our interests, dreams, opinions, physical body, and vision for our lives are constantly evolving. Those who are happy, fulfilled and making an impact are honoring their evolution by aligning their habits, behaviors and beliefs with their current point of evolution. (To hear more about my personal story, continue here.)
Same is true with your company’s culture. It too is constantly evolving and requires upgrades to create a consistent alignment of how it operates no matter who the people are, how the products/service develops, or how the economy or industry are trending, etc.
As your coach and strategist, I am here to align your culture with your company’s values and mission, to create a destination where everyone is engaged, fulfilled and passionately creating the work they love for your company while amplifying performance and results.
Culture is the #1 requirement for millennials and women seeking the job of their dreams, and men aren’t too far behind with it being #2.5. When culture and people are put first and above everything else, your company naturally thrives and innovates in all areas.
If you are ready to elevate your culture and leadership, let’s have a conversation to discover your vision and where to begin the journey. Find out how you can work with me.
following possibilities and purpose to find more love, success and ways to honor myself and everyone in life
I am certified through the Health Coach Institute (accredited by International Coach Federation – ICF). Completed my Masters in transformational coaching in May 2018, and completed a PhD program in transformational leadership in October 2019. I received my B.A in Kinesiology, Marketing and Communications from the University of Michigan, where I also worked on corporate wellness initiatives at the Health Management Research Center (HMRC), founded by Dr. Dee Edington.
As a former Tech Consultant and Digital Strategist, I spent over 14 years creating business development and content strategies for start-ups, companies and teams. I specialize in working with driven and inspiring leaders within tech companies who want to sustain their existing thriving culture and those who are experiencing a misalignment with their culture.
My practice is based on the Transformational Coaching Method (TCM), Transformational Leadership, and neuroscience. I am fascinated with the brain and how we make decisions. After seeing certain aspects of my life unfolded by making empowered decisions, it is clear to me our choices are our change. Nothing is happening to us, everything is happening for us and is a result of the decisions we make every day.
I work with my clients to deconstruct what’s not working for them by exploring their mindset and neurological patterns to empower them connect the dots and set up an actionable plan to experience what they want and deserve in life. Through TCM, we tap into your mindset by using strategies and techniques designed specifically for your lifestyle, allowing you to follow through on the actions and decisions to move your life and professional purpose forward. We elevate your results and impact through Transformational Leadership.
I work with motivated people and companies who are ready to do what it takes to experience the life and results they want – motivated by your belief in yourself, and motivated by the vision you have for your life and professional purpose. You already see and feel what you want, and are looking for a high-level accountability partner to stretch and support your journey.
More About Me…
I have also been a SoulCycle Instructor for over 5 years, and am proud to be part of this inspiring community of sweaty souls. Living a balanced life is very important to me and I love that I get to move my body in an inspiring and fun way with with amazing, badass people.
In a former life, I was a DJ, which explains my undeniable love for music and dancing. I am also on the Board of Becky’s Fund, a non-profit creating connected and empowered awareness around domestic violence by establishing prevention-based educational programs and developing ways to change the behavior and thinking behind issues that cause and perpetuate it to end the cycle of violence.
When I am recharging, you will most likely find me on my couch watching episodes of Parks & Rec, Friends, Will & Grace, whatever new thriller series is on Netflix, or football. When it is time to escape, 9 times out of 10, the destination has a beach. I am a very balanced person who loves to go big, and also loves to do nothing. Oh, and I love dogs…dogs rule!
I currently reside in Washington, DC, and spend a good amount of time in New York City, Miami and San Diego.
I believe you can have whatever you want. My coaching experiences and methodology allow you to ask for what you want, and are designed for you to achieve it.
I empower you to put yourself first without feeling selfish and open you up to the possibilities you may be keeping to yourself or from yourself. My goal as your coach is to empower you to connect the dots and see EXACTLY how you can have what you want for your leadership, no matter how far off track you’ve fallen or how far forward you want to move.
If you are ready to say YES to yourself, let’s talk.